Kletterwald in the forest
Kletterwald © Kletterwald Taunus

Rhine-Main region

In the Rhine-Main region, you can set your sights high! This is the location of one of the highest adventure climbing parks in Germany. You can test your personal boundaries and, afterwards, take a relaxing dip in one of the region's lakes. End the day by watching the sun go down in the Schlossgarten or joining in on a political discussion.

Short & Sweet

Frankfurt, banks, trade fairs and traffic jams – that is what many people in Germany tend to associate with the Rhine-Main conurbation.

But the region also has a very lively art and culture scene, as well as lovely countryside and picturesque sunsets outside the urban centres.


German state: Hesse
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About the region

A trip to the busy Zeil shopping street, a stroll along the banks of the river Main, or a glass of Äppler (apple wine) in Alt-Sachsenhausen? Frankfurt, the Taunus and Rhine-Main region have much more to offer than that! In the Taunus region, you can go climbing even without mountains.

The climbing park Kletterwald Taunus is situated near Friedrichsdorf (some 20 kilometres north of Frankfurt). This woodland adventure park is one of the highest in Germany. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve climbed before or are a complete novice. You can choose from eleven different trails, graded according to varying levels of difficulty. During an extensive safety briefing, instructors decide which course is suitable for you on the basis of your ability.

Practical information about Kletterwald Taunus

Swimming and sunbathing outside

You might like to cool off in one of the natural lakes in the Rhine-Main region. Just a few kilometres from Frankfurt, you’ll find shady trees, volleyball fields and sandy beaches. Langener Waldsee offers you plenty of space for relaxing and swimming. For the latest information on opening times and admission prices, click .


Sunset in the Schlosscafé in Frankfurt-Hoechst

There are two places that are particularly well-suited to rounding off a fun and exciting day.

The Schlosscafé in Frankfurt-Hoechst with its terrace is located right next to the castle gardens and offers panoramic views across Frankfurt. You can get some wonderful views of the sunset here and enjoy a relaxing evening with reasonably priced drinks and food. Concerts and other events often take place here in the Schlosskeller – some featuring local performers and others up-and-coming bands from the other end of Germany. It takes just ten minutes on the S2 or S1 train to get here from the main station. From Frankfurt-Hoechst station, it is a ten-minute walk to the old part of town where you’ll find one half-timbered house after another.

Discussions in Club Voltaire

Another great tip is . The club has existed for over 50 years and has been frequented by generations of students. You can join in political discussions on topical subjects and talk with other guests. The programme of events also includes concerts, film evenings and, once a month, improvisation evenings when you can become part of the programme yourself. The staff of the satirical magazine Titanic also meet here monthly to read from the latest issue.


In the Rhine-Main region, you can find unspoilt countryside and quiet spots for relaxing trips outside the urban centres.